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Alumni News : Jul 19, 2018

SOTD alumna tries new role crafting children's show

By Lucas Strough / Kilgore News Herald

Texas Shakespeare Festival actress Grace Abele (MFA Theatre '17) can do it all. She’s trained in singing, improvisation and stage combat. She’s performed in theatrical productions across the country and the world. Now, in her third season at TSF, she’s trying something new: using the festival stage to bring life to a script of her own.

Abele is directing the children’s show The Lovely Stepsister, which premiered July 18. This play marks the completion of a project which changed significantly over the years.

“I actually started it years ago and I was writing it as a children’s book,” Abele said. “But then I realized I knew nothing about the publishing industry or how to get an illustrator or anything so I decided to adapt it into a play. I have more contacts in the business and I know much more about how to turn it into a stage play.”

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